Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Whitby part 2

Continuing on from the last post .. the town of Whitby is full of quaint little shops that provide a delightful haven for tourists, hungry tummies, tired feet and a sight for sore eyes... 



I have a fascination for all the names of the places here in England. Whitby I realized, doesn't deviate from what appears to be a tradition of naming establishments after animals ... . 


The Magpie's Kitchen ... a heaven for people like my mum because this place has floors and floors of tableware and kitchen accessories ... 



The Dolphin 



The Black Horse



We had lunch at The Magpie, an eatery that came highly recommended but unfortunately our box of the infamous Whitby fish and chips was slightly overrated ... at least the cod was very fresh though ... or maybe it's just the fact that fish and chips just isn't my chosen bite ... hmm  


Candy shops provide an endless source of temptation for sweet tooths and overgrown children like yours truly .. 









Hehe ... this was a shop selling hand made soaps that looked good enough to eat don't you think ? 

The shops here have got jolly good names too ... 


The Jolly Sailors 



The Moon and Sixpence 



And ... this one here's Naughty but Nice ... 

Now, we come to the part of Whitby that I personally loved best .... 



I <3 independent bookshops .... and nice ladies who allow me to take photos in them .. 





This was literature-ly my stairway to heaven ... 



I only had time to take these snapshots because my friend pulled me away from the shop.. but looking at this photo now ... I spot Middlesex and Pigtopia !! Arrgh ... and these books were going for 60% off the RRP . 



and more ... 




Needless to say, my souvenirs from Whitby were ... 


I'm incorrigible I know .. *inserts appropriately repentant doe-eyed expression ... *

9 comments:

suituapui said...

Ooooo...now you're making me miss England. Love the shops, love the people, love everything... Wish I could go again!!!

reanaclaire said...

So nice to walk about.. reminded me of Quebec too.. hehehe.. the streets and the deco... so peaceful and nice walking there without feeling any fear..
Ok, see your mum and I got chance to go or not.. :p

dr 1/6 said...

oh, how lovely!

Elin said...

Whoa...I saw a shelf full of recipes books !!!!! Me want. I am flying over....haih no wings yet...let me fix the wings and fills up with petrol first. Claire and I will fly over when the tank is full :)) Love the place Whitby.

smallkucing said...

Jealous

Joanna said...

@STP:
Haha . I'm really going to miss this place too when I finally have to bid it farewell :(

@Reanaclaire :
Yeap ... very peaceful and tranquil. Especially since it's summer everything is nice, warm and breezy. Haha. You guys should definitely plan stg in the future. Work so hard already really deserve to rest :)

@Sarah:
Lovely indeed

@Elin :
Haha. I took that pic for you. There were more shelves :P

@Kathy :
Hehe. Don't jealous le .. plan a trip in the future :)

suituapui said...

Claire & Elin: Must let me know ahead of time. I would love to tag along. I'll be your bodyguard! Hehehehehehe!

June.Yeoh said...

so prettttttty
even the names sounds awesome.
UK is such a beautiful place.
thanks for the lovely pictures :)

Elin said...

Hi STP....sure ! Claire and Myself will include you then. Have to make sure the tank is full or else we will land in Russia instead :p